Question about Kitchen Ranges

2 Answers

Mor-flo/american water heater seriel #KK2160882 MODEL# SMIITW75S5CX8 I think it a 99 model? want to replace anode rod and cant find location on top of unit? does anyone have exploded view? location?

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • s14p May 18, 2011

    Cant find it on this unit ? It is gas and has exhaust fan for direct vent and have been all over it looking? Cant find!

  • s14p May 21, 2011

    It must be located under the vent motor? still cant find anywhere on top of tank! Do i need to remove vent motor and access top of tank that way?

  • s14p May 24, 2011

    definitely not on top ! it is a 75 gallon tank! would it not have one? HELP!

  • s14p May 24, 2011

    Ok thanks! There is well water with a water softener and just the hot water has a slight egg smell! I flushed good refilled and turned temp up for a couple days and seemed to eliminate smell? Unit is over 10 yrs old and in good working order! so we will see how that works i guess? any other recomondations or is that all i can do?

    Thanks

    Steve

  • s14p May 24, 2011

    Kelly was prompt and professional!
    Thanks!
    Steve

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Kitchen Ranges Master
  • 3,740 Answers

I did not find this particular model but the designs by American Mfg are pretty much the same.
Take a look at this link: (page 3 left picture)
http://www.bdub.net/manuals/MorFlo-WaterHeater.pdf

The anode rod #47070 is under the large flat brass fitting on the top of the tank. (Not connected to any external plumbing.) Just make sure that there is no water pressure in the tank before removing the anode rod.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Posted on May 18, 2011

  • 2 more comments 
  • Kelly
    Kelly May 21, 2011

    Anode rods are installed to where the end user can easily replace them. It you do not see an anode rod on the top of the tank then remove what would look like the drain plug and dee if the anode rod is installed in place of the drain plug. This is common on smaller tanks.



    Kelly

  • Kelly
    Kelly May 24, 2011



    I know you want to replace the anode rod. Question is why? I have been servicing hot water heaters for 40 years and the only anode rod I had to change was in an older RV. The anode rods most of the time outlast the life span of the tank. If there is an environment where the unit is used in an acidic water situation... at that point I might consider changing the anode rod. I have to assume your experiencing particulate or rust in your tap water. A long flushing usually does the trick but. your question is where is the anode rod? I have searched high and low for this particular model and have not found it. To the best of my knowledge Mor-Flo has ceased operations so I can not contact a service support type to find out where the anode rod is located on this unit . If it has one... it should be in plain sight or under a smaller acess panel that you could remove the screws on and find it. If and when you do find it... and remove it... I would venture to say it is more than 70 % intact.



    Kelly


  • Kelly
    Kelly May 24, 2011

    Steve we have in the past added bleach to water in the well. You have to know a lot of variables when adding bleach to a well. The variables being..depth, volume and pumping rate. You said you only have the smell in the hot water so I would not bleach the well. You could however add about 2 cups of bleach into the hot water tank. Of course this involves opening the plumbing on the cold side of the tank, turning off the water and someone with a steady hand while adding bleach. The easiest way to introduce bleach into a hot water tank is to locate the highest level hot water tap... like the washer hot water hose connection dilute the bleach with water in a bucket use the washer hose for a pick up tube and let physics draw the water into the hot water tank as you open the tank drain / flushing spigot. Once your sure the bleach has been introduced into the hot water tank repressurize the system. Then you need to initially open a hot water tap right after bleaching to mix up the bleach in the tank then allow a couple of hours for the bleach to work simply bu limiting your hot water usge.. After that run a bathtub of water to dilute the hot water tank and wash a load clothes using hot water and you should be ok. The bathtub of water is important... so you get particulate flushed out and not into sink areators, ice maker and the washing machine.



    I can relate to that egg smell in hot water and it does make a person ponder any viable remedy.



    I just don't like messing with aged plumbing.... it always results on making trips to buy more fittings and plumbing :)



    Good luck Steve.

    Kelly

  • Kelly
    Kelly May 24, 2011

    Steve a couple of more details. You should have 2 buckets of water... the water system will be un-pressurized and you want to make sure that the bleached you added water reaches the hot water heater tank. After the bucket of bleached water is empty... use the 2nd bucket of water simply to ensure the bleached water is drawn into the hot water tank. Also use a garden hose on the tank drain so that the water can be drained some distance away from the hot water heater and does not make a mess.



    Kelly

×

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 3,917 Answers

Hi


Inside every water heater is a long magnesium bar called a "Anode Rod". This metal protects the tank from rust by corroding first before the tank. Once this is gone, the tank then begins to corrode. You can at least double the life of your water heater by replacing this rod every four years or so, depending on your water.


Start by turning off either gas valve and or circuit breaker to water heater so it does not try to run while working on it. Turn off the cold water supply line to the water heater, then turn off the hot water supply coming from the heater. Attach a garden hose to the drain **** and drain off several gallons of water to the outside or floor drain. (Warning: water may be hot and can burn if not careful ). Draining the whole tank is not necessary, shut drain off after level is drain down and pressure is assure to be bled off. Remove the old rod by loosening it's "hexagonal" fitting located on the top of the water heater with a wrench and lift out the rod. Before inserting the new rod, wrap threads with Teflon tape or pipe dope, to prevent leaks. Insert new rod into tank and tighten it with the wrench. Turn cold water supply back on to tank and inspect for leaks around rod threads. if no leaks, turn hot water supply back on to the house. Turn electric and or gas back on to tank.


Also check the link if it helps:-

http://www.house-improvements.com/how-to-change-your-water-heater-anode-rod-video


Please get back to us if you have further query else please accept the suggestion.

Posted on May 18, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Anode replacement. where is the anode rod located on a ruud g100-200 gas water heater


either in the anode port on top of water heater, or connected to hot water nipple as a combo ... or both if unit has 2 anodes

http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html



Gene

Sep 25, 2014 | Rheem ruud g100-200 water heater,gas,100...

1 Answer

Change anonde rod in a model 602 40 gal.electric


Maybe in a separate anode port on top of heater... or connected to hot water nipple as a combo

http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html



Gene

Sep 13, 2014 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

1 Answer

Where is anode rod on hotpoint hw heater model HE40M06JAJOO?


Either in a separate anode port on top of water heater, or connected to cold water nipple with combo anode.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Replace-anode-rod.html

Gene
h

May 15, 2014 | Water Heaters

1 Answer

Where is anode located mdel no. 82yp30-1


Question posted under Rheem water heater.
Model number does not describe water heater.
Model number posted in question does not appear at Rheem, and does not appear in a web search for water heaters.
Here are options:

1) Add a comment and describe water heater in detail so expert can access more information

2) Contact Rheem.
http://www.rheem.com/Contact.aspx

3) If this is tank-type water heater, the anode is located on top of heater.
Look for 1-1/6" hex nut located under a plastic plug.
Some anode rods are connected to the hot-water nipple.
Sometimes the top cover has to be removed to find anode hex nut.
I have used impact wrench on anode, and could not remove in some cases.

4) More resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

Sep 17, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

1 Answer

Where is the anode rod located on the rheem 81VP20s


Anodes are located on top of water heater.
There are no hard fast rules for location, either by model number or brand.
Most times the manual is likewise vague.
1) There is hex head visible on top of tank.
2) Hex head is located under a plastic cover
3) Hex head is located under metal top, so remove screws holding top, and lift top off to view hex head
4) Anode is connected to hot water nipple.
5) With 9-12-15-and lifetime tanks, you can have 2 anode rods, and each has to be made of same material to work properly. Usually magnesium-aluminum instead of aluminum.
But if you inspect and change anodes frequently to prolong life of tank, then one is as good as the next.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

Open following links shows Rheem anode rods
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Rheem-Ruud-anode-rods.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Rheem-Ruud-water-heater-parts-guide.pdf
Tech resistor anode rod has resistor added to prolong life of anode.
You can cut rod off to fit size of tank. You want anode 5-6" from tank bottom so sediment build-up doesn't reach anode.
Anodes are standard 1-1/16" hex head.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Water-heater-anode-006-200.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html

Add a comment with your experience so others with same-similar problem can benefit.

Also take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
For a price, expert works with you while you work on water heater or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Apr 01, 2011 | Rheem 81VP20S/430157 Water Heater

1 Answer

Where is anode rod located on 100 Gallon rheem water heater natural gas


Anode rods for tank-type water heaters are located on top of tank.
This is true since anodes are about 44" long.
Top of anode is standard 1-1/16" hex nut.
Anodes can be located in 2 different places: either directly screwed into top of tank -or- attached to hot water nipple.
Most times the exploded parts diagram in manual simply shows 'anode rod' without specifing exact location. If your tank has long warranty, then it can have two anode rods, and 1 will be on top and the other probably attached to hot water nipple, or there could be two anodes screwed into top of tank.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

If anode is screwed into top of tank, then it will be under a plastic cap -or- it will be concealed under the top cover of tank.
Look for plastic cap, and if none shows, then remove screws holding down metal cover and look there for 1-1/16" hex nut.
Lastly, remove hot water nipple and check for anode located there.
If you have 2 anode rods, then replace with same metal for each.

Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
For a price, expert works with you while you work on water heater or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Mar 22, 2011 | Rheem Water Heater Anode Rod AP12938

1 Answer

Does the 501 ahve an anode rod. If so, how do I replace it


Every water heater has an anode rod.

Reliant manuals

http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/lit/om.html
Reliant is made by American

I don't find a 501 manual under gas water heaters at reliant.

The Reliant manuals that are available do not show the anode rod in the drawing.
But they do show an access port on top of tank.
The anode rod is usually under the access port which is a round plastic disc.
On some water heaters, the anode rod is under the steel top and you have to remove the screws holding the top on.
Some water heaters, the anode is connected to hot water outlet.

Below are two links for the do-it-yourself-er
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20047047,00.html

Oct 23, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

1 Answer

Cant locate anode rod on rheem gaas water heater


It looks like a plug screwed into the top of the water heater (it IS plugging the hole so turn off water and release pressure b4 removing)

Sep 30, 2009 | Water Heaters

1 Answer

Whirlpool water heater has smally hot water i am unable to locate anode rod to remove/replace it


Your anode rod is at the top of the water heater and may be under a plastic plug. I have seen them foamed over as well. You can get a replacement rod from a good plumbing repair shop or from the internet. Pull up your model on the net to see where your rod is located.

Dec 19, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kitchen Ranges Logo

Related Topics:

533 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kitchen Ranges Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

2517 Answers

Are you a Kitchen Range Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...